United StatesNapa Valley, although people often forget it, is a river valley in the end, and the river is an integral part of the geological history of the region. It’s also part of the living history and a source of immense natural beauty. If you’re looking for a truly unique wine tasting experience, a standup paddle-board tour down Napa River, through Oak Knoll A.V.A., might be just the thing. Along the way, your guide will shuck local Marin oysters from Tamales Bay and pour you handcrafted wines from Andrew Lane (TK). Along the banks, you’ll spot the wild grape vines that were the first hint to settlers that this was always going to be a promising viticultural area. This is the perfect chance to enjoy the sunshine and natural beauty of the area with Drew’s signature “surf & terroir” tour.
125 Charles Street
Canada“Live The Tiki Life”… We have a fun little story to share concerning our path…Our Tiki symbol is stemming from the ancient fun loving godking of water and waves, the legendary Inca sun god Tiki Vichara, who in Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon Tiki memoires is said to have traveled from Peru to Polynesia.The exciting part is that the art of Surfing arguably came from Peru and was further practiced by the South Americans that came to inhabit Tahiti and later the Hawaiian islands. Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl successfully drifted 4600 miles on a balsa raft from Peru to Tahiti in 1947 to prove his theory, yet still most anthropologists are skeptic to his findings. Have a look at art from Peru compared with Tahitian art while checking on the map of current and lastly try one of the ancient Peruvian balsa surf boards.Our original Tiki drawing is from New Caledonia and we have worked with Thai and Tahitian artists to evolve him over the last 20 years. The Starboard name is the innovate quality assuring part of our brand’s culture.The word starboard comes from the Old Norse words stýri meaning “rudder” and borð meaning etymologically “board”, then the “side of a ship”. In sailing terms crafts give way to other crafts on Starboard tack. There are some Norwegian international roots in this story knowing that the tiny town Arendal where Svein Rasmussen was born, once was the second largest ship building area in the world. That Svein’s Norwegian street address is kittelsbukt 32 and that the Worlds largest marine Protection & Indemnity insurer Gard is Kittelsbukt 31 is another assuring coincidence. We enjoy creating. The art and color contrasts are reflections of us, the people associated with Starboard. We discuss between ourselves, our riders and distribution partners when evolving next years looks.We see that people in different parts of the world enjoy different colors choices and that there is an ongoing evolution which is slightly re-adjusted each year. More than anything the world is ready for more bright and fun colors and we had a lot of fun working on the 014 looks to create a distinguished line up reflecting that paddle boarding is on the cutting edge as fashion and music.
United StatesFEATUREDCome paddle with us in the Santa Cruz Harbor! Portside Paddle offers Stand Up Paddle Board [SUP] instruction and ecology tours with ACA certified and extremely experienced open-water instructors in a fun and safe environment – the Santa Cruz Harbor! We offer the best equipment money can buy, and provide all types of SUP instruction – from beginners wanting to try SUP for the first time to elite paddlers looking to improve their form and race times. Want something different? Our SUP Eco-Tours, led by a Ph.D. marine scientist, provide the unique opportunity to see and learn about the kelp forest wildlife. Want some down time on your vacation? In addition to adaptive paddling and other special requests, we also offer full-day children’s camps which include all snacks, lunch and beverages as well as a walking tour of the Walton Lighthouse. Portside Paddle is your one-stop shop for ocean fun, safety, and education – we look forward to providing you and your family with a memorable day on the water, call us today at 833-PORT-SUP!
5240 N Atlantic Ave STE 160
United StatesESTABLISHED IN 2005 IN MAUI, COREBAN HAS BEEN A VITAL MEMBER OF THE SUP COMMUNITY SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING. 10 YEARS ON AND WE HAVE FOUND A NEW HOME, AT THE TIP OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT, CAPE TOWN , SOUTH AFRICA. WITH YEAR ROUND WORLD CLASS CONDITIONS IN ALL AREAS, FROM WAVE RIDING, FLATWATER AND DOWNWIND RACING, WE ARE ABLE TO IMMERSE OURSELVES IN THE DESIGN PROCESS AND REFINE OUR PRODUCTS UNTIL THEY WORK FOR THE RIDERS THEY ARE DESIGNED FOR, IN ALL THE CONDITIONS THE ELEMENTS THROW AT THEM. EXCELLENCE IS OUR GOAL, IN PERFORMANCE, AESTHETICS AND DESIGN, FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION. COME RIDE WITH US.
3 Sandcastle Ln
United StatesFEATUREDWe are Martha’s Vineyard’s only dedicated SUP company specializing in lessons, guiding, multi-sport adventures, special needs SUP training and catered paddle and beach party cookouts. Our teachers and guides are certified and highly experienced standup paddlers and we use top-quality equipment by Yolo Board exclusively.
4575 U.S. 1
United StatesMark Castlow and Jimbo Meador grew up on the water, Jimbo in Alabama and Mark on Florida’s east coast. Both are avid sportsmen too, merrily making their separate livings in boating, fishing, and water sports. No surprise, then, that some years ago they were idly tossing about ideas on how they could combine their favorite sports by designing a “board” stable enough to allow fishing. It was a fire that wouldn’t go out and, as the years moved forward so, too, did all the ideas. How-to became what-if which led to mock-ups, revising, testing and refining. Talented friends joined in too…Jimmy Buffett and Charlie McLean…adding skills, experience and the patience needed to repeatedly test the products. At Dragonfly Boatworks we can proudly say we’ve made it easy for you…these boards bear our approval.
100 Riverside Dr
United StatesProviding fun, fitness and community, High Water Stand Up Paddle is Napa Valley’s source for all things stand up paddle. We take pride in being the most safe and informed SUP outfitters in town and offer a complete, innovative and enjoyable paddling curriculum on the Napa River. Service to the community and the environment are our core values, as we are dedicated to building a community of like minded individuals who wish to enjoy and protect the Napa River through the sport of stand up paddle boarding. Through lessons, group paddles and river clean-ups, we will use the Napa River to bring awareness and inspire conservation of this precious natural resource. A portion of all lesson, rental and event fees will be donated back to the Napa River to support critical river projects. Encompassing approximately 55 miles, the Napa River is one of the most underutilized and under appreciated rivers in the North Bay. What most do not know is that it offers a quiet, scenic setting, with warmer weather than you will find anywhere else on the water this close to San Francisco. And, high tide on the river offers miles and miles of prime paddling conditions. Stand up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing water sports around and a great way to exercise, learn about the river and to meet other SUP enthusiasts. High Water Stand Up Paddle encourages you to come out, have fun and get a great workout while connecting with our local watershed.
8978 110th Ln N
United StatesFEATUREDWelcome paddle sport enthusiasts to DeckBagZ, the first, the original, the only “retro surf” style gear for your SUP or kayak! We are a Florida grown company, and all our products are made right here in sunny Clearwater, by hand, by paddleboarders. We offer extremely high quality gear and accessories for your paddle sports comfort and convenience, made from the toughest materials and hardware available. Visit our website www.DeckBagZ.com for a full selection of SUP deck storage bags, rigging kits, dry bags, neoprene accessories and more.
7 Rue Alain le Grand
FranceBIC Sport is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of watersports products since 1979. Based on the Brittany Coast of France and founded by the Bich family (of BIC pen fame), BIC Sport grew from a passion for human powered watersports partnered with world renowned technical expertise in manufacturing. The focus on sustainability, together with building quality, durable and affordable products has helped hundreds of thousands of people get on the water and lead healthy, active lifestyles. BIC Sport is constantly innovating and developing products for the SUP, surf, windsurfing, kayak and sailing markets.Every BIC board is created by an expert shaper and manufactured using sustainable production techniques which faithfully and exactly reproduce the original design. The materials and process used ensure many seasons of durability and a high level of performance.
629 Terminal Way
United StatesPaddle Surf Warehouse is one of the most iconic sup stores around, with a remarkable commitment to the sport. We have a full showroom showcasing over 60+ boards and a warehouse with hundreds more. The foundation of Paddle Surf Warehouse is a natural progression of a genuine lifetime love and respect for the sport of surfing. Our core shops are small and solely dedicated to the rapidly evolving and highly addictive sport of stand up paddleboarding. We only employ people who have firsthand knowledge of the sport and are avid paddlesurfers and paddleboarders themselves.